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On this morning’s (April 5, 2018) Wake-Up Call, the so-called “godfather” of New Mexico tax reform: State Senator William Sharer discusses his efforts to change the state’s taxation system with a flat-tax approach. The Farmington Republican will address the Albuquerque Association of Government Accountants 2018 Professional Development Training seminar on April 6, 2018 at the Hilton Buffalo Thunder in Santa Fe.

KSFR's Wake Up Call For April 5, 2018

Apr 5, 2018

On this morning’s program, the so-called “godfather” of New Mexico tax reform: State Senator William Sharer discusses his efforts to change the state’s taxation system with a flat-tax approach. Also today, KSFR’s Ellen Lockyer speaks with the new Mayor of Espanola, Javier Sanchez. And we’ll hear from one of the four candidates for Santa Fe County Sheriff: Linda Ortiz.

A volunteer task force charged with examining Santa Fe's readiness for a public banking system has released its draft recommendations and conclusions.. and they are seemingly not in favor of the new system for the city.  But the final report will not be seen before April 25, so some changes may be in the offing.  KSFR's Ellen Lockyer spoke with task force chair David Bucholtz about what's in the draft report and what some of the recommendations mean for the city, and the state. 

Espanola's new mayor plans to move forward, by taking a few steps back.  If this sounds like a conundrum, it isn't.  Javier Sanchez won the mayor's seat with an overwhelming majority in a three-candidate race in March, and now, he's aiming to forge a strong identity for the city in the Valley.  KSFR spoke with Sanchez this week. 

KSFR’s Wake-Up Call for April 4, 2018

Apr 4, 2018

Today on KSFR’s Wake-Up Call: Ellen Lockyer reports on the issue of public banking in Santa Fe, and we’ll also feature  part six of Jack and Celestia Loeffler’s “Watersheds As Commons” radio series.

Education ...health ...economic well-being. These are the three areas that New Mexico Voices for Children is asking lawmakers to focus on leading up to next year's state legislative session. The children's advocacy group held a brainstorming session in Española recently, gathering momentum for an agenda of numerous ways Voices hopes to lift New Mexico out of its position as the worst in child poverty. KSFR’s Deborah Martinez attended the session and prepared this report:

On today’s (April 3, 2018) Wake-Up Call: Host Tom Trowbridge speaks with City of Santa Fe Economic Development Director Matt Brown about the process underway to utilize the Santa Fe University of Art and Design Campus property. The school will close permanently on June 30th:

KSFR’s Wake-Up Call for April 3, 2018

Apr 3, 2018

On today’s show, Tom Trowbridge speaks with City of Santa Fe Economic Development Director Matt Brown, who provides an update on the process of a range of possible uses for the Santa Fe University of Art And Design property...Also, on the program: the Marketplace Morning Report and a story on the Farmer-Veteran Coalition.

KSFR'S Wake Up Call For April 2, 2018

Apr 2, 2018

On Today’s KSFR Wake-Up Call: Host Tom Trowbridge checks-in with reporter/columnist Steve Terrell about Santa Fe City Council District Three being the “apathy” district as well as the “Runnin’ Dunns” and more; KSFR correspondent Deborah Martinez reports on a conference on New Mexico kids’ well-being; and David D’Arcy reviews two Russian films now playing at the CCA.

KSFR Art Beat Reporter John Shannon speaks with Michelle LeFlamme-Childs – The State Public Art Director about the Governor’s Arts Awards which are bestowed in the fall but have a deadline for nominations next week.

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